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Italy in Transition: Conflict and Consensus

Italy in Transition: Conflict and Consensus

Edited by Peter Lange and Sidney Tarrow

Cass, 1980, 186 pp.

The theme of this informative symposium, mostly by Italian scholars, can be found in Giuliano Amato's remark: "We Italians are in transit from the past to the future of industrial capitalism without having lived through the present." Italy's political culture is in a similar transition. Most of the essays breathe a certain confidence that Italian democracy, having survived so many crises, may yet go on to develop greater stability and growth. A massive array of facts bolsters a thoughtful analysis and makes this an eminently useful introduction to contemporary Italian politics.